Potter Dazzles, But Ice Age Has Legs

It was a magical first weekend for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, even as the animated 3-D feature Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs showed staying power. The sixth film in the ... Continue Reading →

Go Anpanman Sets Guiness Record for Characters

Popular Japanese children’s cartoon series Go Anpanman has made the Guiness Book of Records for having the most characters in a series, with some 1,768 having appeared on the ... Continue Reading →

Short Created on Facebook to Play Before Planet 51

Live Music, an animated short film made through a ground-breaking collaboration on the social networking site Facebook, will play in theaters in front of TriStar Pictures animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Loesch to Head Up Hasbro-Discovery Venture

Margaret Loesch, a veteran of the children’s entertainment and animation industries, is the new president and CEO of Hasbro and Discovery’s multiplatform joint venture. Loesch ... Continue Reading →

Wizard Founder Announces Anaheim Comic-Con

Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, has announced the first-ever Anaheim Comic-Con will be held April 16-18, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Anaheim show is the latest ... Continue Reading →

Syfy Continues Ani-Monday Block

The newly re-christened Syfy Channel has renewed a deal with Manga Entertainment for a third season of the Ani-Monday anime block. The two-hour block, which airs Mondays starting at ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Heroes Get Anime Makeover

Marvel is turning Japanese, teaming up with the acclaimed Madhouse animation studio behind Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers to reinvent the comic book publisher’s classic heroes in ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Nabs Emmy Comedy Nomination

Family Guy became the first-ever animated show in nearly 50 years to be nominated in the best comedy series category at the Emmy Awards, which announced the contenders for its 61st ... Continue Reading →

Animators Guild, Producers Sign 3-year Deal

Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to a new deal that hikes minimum salaries by 2 percent a year. The tentative contract, ... Continue Reading →

Frankel to Direct Septimus Heap

Marley & Me‘s David Frankel is set to direct the animated fantasy feature Septimus Heap: Magyk for Warner Bros. Rob Lieber has the job of writing a screenplay that adapts ... Continue Reading →